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Apr 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
's deadly bombing in boston. the vice president of technology for the fremont company says his company makes the tenergy wasry. it's used by hobbyists to power remote controlled car and can be bought at hobby shops and online. >> horrified and appalled, appalled and shocked. these batteries are largely used for toys. cars and trucks and to see it used in such a way, just horrifying. >> he says his company has sold tens of thousands of the batteries. he says tracing who bought the one that might have been used in the bombings would be near impossible. however, he said tenergy has contacted boston police and the fbi to offer their assistance. our coverage continues on our website, nbc bay it's updated around the clock. >>> just into our newsroom, federal agents say kenneth curtis of mississippi has been arrested as the suspect connected to poison letters recently mailed to president obama and a u.s. senator. both those letters tested positive for ricin. ricin is a deadly poison made from castor beans. it can kill within 36 hours and there's no known antidote. an fbi spokesperson says
Apr 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
is business and technology. just over a week ago he covered the first robotics competition in san jose. it's where some of the best and brightest high schoolers show off what they can really do. >> a lot of them come from schools you'd expect but one rookie team came out of nowhere and you won't believe where they are headed next. our gavin thomas picks up the story and talks about our bay area proud series. >> reporter: when mikayla brant walked into apollo high school on her first ever day as a teacher, she said she had one goal, not get eaten alive. apollo is a continuation school, the place for students who weren't doing well or going at all to their regular high school. the kids though, mikayla says, surprised her and together they're surprising a lot of others. their accomplishment is tonight's "bay area proud." >> reporter: the very first, first robotics competition was held more than 20 years ago, which means a lot of the teams at this month's regional in san jose have lots of experience. >> the robot in charge of the pneumatic pressure. >> reporter: the apollo high school illumina
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